Standard Business Function Framework
Paul van Wely, Business Consultant, Netherlands
There are several standard frameworks. ETOM is a Framework used in the Telecomms LoB. I have developed a more generic framework that I use for several enterprise architecture jobs like comparing the business processes and IT systems with mergers. It is however Enterprise Function (EF) oriented. This means that the focus is on actions and the context of the organization is left out.
We now have tools in development that can enrich the EFs into Business Functions (BFs) with Business Objects and Business Rules. With this we can reuse BFs to (re)model business processes and directly execute (DME) or simulate them to test its functionality. PoCs showed that reductions in time and costs of up to 80% and high quality processes are the results. The Business Rules are written in Natural Language so non-IT people can design BFs.
There is already quite a collection of EFs available in the standard framework.